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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why companies should invest in anti-poverty programmes

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by ROBIN BISHOP

    ... Robin Bishop Robin Bishop says community projects to tackle poverty are a natural fit for business, because they foster a healthier, wealthier society Good company The Commission ... entrepreneurs to create jobs for themselves, while contributing towards tackling this issue of poverty, an issue for all citizens of Hong Kong, at the same time. Robin Bishop is director of corporate ...

  2. News - World - RELIGION

    Church of England overcomes bitter divisions to vote for women bishops

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in York Church of England overcomes bitter divisions and overturns 2012 vote; first women bishops could be appointed in the country later this year Anglicans vote for women bishops The Church of England overcame bitter divisions yesterday to vote in favour of allowing female bishops for the first time in its nearly 500-year history. The decision reverses ...

  3. News - World - RELIGION

    Church heads for critical vote on women bishops

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 02:00pm

    ... vote on the ordination of women as bishops – a notion that still splits its members into rival camps. The church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, a Protestant denomination that is deeply divided on issues of gender and sexuality. The church’s 470-member National Assembly is to vote on Tuesday on the question of ordaining women as bishops; to be approved, all three houses ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., July 20, 2014

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by STAFF

    ... of Legislative Council filibustering on other issues.   Potential women bishops The Church of England overcame bitter divisions to vote in favour of allowing women to become bishops. The decision ... women bishops are expected to be appointed later this year. ...

  5. News - World

    Church of England lost credibility on women bishops

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 09:36pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London The Church of England has “undoubtedly” lost credibility after voting to reject the appointment of women bishops, its leader the Archbishop of Canterbury ... if a parish rejected her authority. But some supporters of women bishops voted against the proposal as they felt this plan was a messy compromise. The Church of England will not formally be able raise ...

  6. News - World - RELIGION

    Church of England votes against women bishops

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... rejects women bishops The Church of England has "undoubtedly" lost credibility, its leader said yesterday, after the mother church of millions of Anglicans worldwide narrowly rejected the appointment of women bishops. The outcome of the vote, which followed years of wrangling between traditionalists and liberals, triggered turmoil and set back efforts to modernise the church. In its ...

  7. News - World - RELIGION

    Church of England rejects legislation on women bishops

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 03:21am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London The Church of England voted on Tuesday against allowing women bishops after it failed to win the support of enough lay members for the reform, leaving the Church facing ... The vote among lay members fell short by just four votes. “It’s crushing for morale, senior women clergy must feel despondent and most bishops and most clergy male or female feel hugely sad ...

  8. News - World

    Africa appoints first woman Anglican bishop

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mbabane, Swaziland First woman bishop in Africa 'answers the call' While the Church of England wrings its hands over the appointment of women bishops ... dramatic or contentious. Her enthronement as Anglican bishop of the Diocese of Swaziland came in the week the Anglicans' mother church, the Church of England, voted not to allow women bishops ...

  9. News - World - RELIGION

    New Anglican leader Justin Welby backs women bishops

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Justin Welby also promises rethink on gay marriage while tackling divisive issues New Anglican leader backs women bishops The new leader of the world's Anglicans said yesterday he backed women bishops and would examine his thinking on gay marriage, tackling issues that have divided followers across the world. Former oil executive Justin Welby ...

  10. News - World

    Pope names eight sex abuse panel members; half women, one victim

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City Half of eight-member panel are women; one was assaulted by a priest as a child Pope names sex abuse commission members Pope Francis has named the initial ... are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as a child. The eight members were announced after Francis came under fire from victims' groups for a perceived lack of attention to the abuse ...




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